Internet addiction: a new mental disorder?

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INTERNET ADDICTION: a new mental disorder?

What is internet?

Internet can be defined as a network of computers networks that share data and resources. There aconnection of networks worldwide enabling computers and people to communicate with each other anywhere in the world. This allows us to access information and people whowouldotherwise not be possible

dvantages.

• It is easy to find unpleasant information.
• It is the main bridge of piracy.
• Generates a great dependency or internet addiction.disadvantages

• It is easy to find unpleasant information.
• It is the main bridge of piracy.
• Generates a great dependency or internet addiction.Internet addiction: a new mental Disorder?

Various forums highlight the importance of the inclusion of Internet addiction as a new diagnostic categorygiven the serious implications of this behavior can have on a person's life. Excessive Internet use can lead to significant health risks as well as addiction tosubstances.Internet addiction is also a problem for which treatment is a bit more complicated, as it is of recent onset, and has a very high risk of relapse. In addition, some studiessuggest that about 86% of people who have developed an addiction to Internet use, also have other mental disorders, which greatly complicate the treatment of this diagnosis.Forthis reason, in recent years, evidence about the negative consequences associated with the use of the Internet has led several authors to propose the existence of Internetaddiction disorder, so that is currently in the process of observation or analysis to be included in the next revision of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
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